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North Central Coast Master Plan Science Advisory Team and the South Coast Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT)

Draft Meeting Agenda: September 15, 2008

(revised September 11, 2008)

Monday, September 15, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites*
1440 East Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.

Members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Please visit the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp for more information.

Public participation: The public will be invited by the co-chairs to offer comments on agenda action items. General comments on the work of the MLPA SAT, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken after lunch at approximately 1:25 p.m. Note that the general comment period is for public comment specific to the MLPA SAT; comments related to the regional stakeholder group, task force or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda

 

Note that the SAT will break for lunch at approximately 12:30 p.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 1:30 p.m.

1.  Welcome, introductions and review of agenda

 Motion and Vote

2.  Updates

3.  MLPA North Central Coast Study Region [Attachments 1-3]

  1.  Review, discuss and potentially adopt the NCCSR list of species likely to benefit from MPAs

 Motion and Vote

     2.    Review and potentially adopt the Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region

 Motion and Vote

4.  MLPA South Coast Study Region (SCSR) [Attachments 4-7]

  1.  Orientation, discuss and potentially adopt SAT operating principles, and select SCSR SAT chair(s) 

 Motion and Vote

 Return to item

 Motion and Vote on Chairs

 Second Motion and Vote on Chairs

    2.    Review and discuss MPA evaluation criteria and methods

    3.    Present and discuss preliminary evaluation of SCSR MPAs

    4.    Present and discuss biogeographic regions in the SCSR

    5.    Present and discuss ‘key and unique’ habitats

    6.    Review draft SCSR list of species likely to benefit from MPAs

 Return to item

    7.    Discuss SAT review/contributions to the SCSR regional profile

5.  NCCSR SAT Modeling Work Group [Attachment 8]

  1.  Overview of Equilibrium Delay Difference Model (EDOM)
  2.  Overview of the University of California, Davis (UCD) model
  3.  Receive update from the modeling work group and discuss any recommended changes and uses of models in SCSR
  4.  Discuss oceanographic workshop

 Motion and Vote

6.  NCCSR SAT Water Quality Work Group [Attachment 9]

  1.  Introduction to water quality issues and MPA planning
  2.  Discuss potential guidelines for future regional stakeholder groups for considering water quality with MPA planning

7.  SCSR science questions

  1.  Discuss initial list of science questions for the SCSR and information gathered to date
  2.  Identify/confirm work groups for specific south coast science questions
  3.  Discuss and potentially adopt criteria for handling external data and information

 Motion and Vote on approval of work groups

 Second Motion and Vote on approval of work groups

 Third Motion and Vote on approval of work groups

8.  Next steps

9. Adjourn

 GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

Attachments

  1. Draft meeting summary for May 30, 2008 SAT meeting
  2. Proposed amendments to draft list of species likely (and most likely) to benefit from MPAs in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  3. Methods used to evaluate MPA proposals in the north central coast (for north central coast SAT members, you will not receive a new print copy so please bring the copy you received in May; for south coast SAT members, your copy is attached to the September 10 administrative meeting agenda)
  4. Draft biogeographic regions and maps
  5. Draft summary of key and unique habitats
  6. Draft list of species likely to benefit from MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  7. Draft table of contents for the regional profile of the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  8. Draft agenda for the September 16, 2008 oceanographic workshop
  9. Recommendations for considering water quality and marine protected areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region